The Jordi Alba deputy
The initial idea was to incorporate a footballer who had a true path to progress and who is not very expensive. The option that liked many months ago was Ferland Mendy, left hand side of the Olympique Lyon, but not convinced in the knockout second round before the club and its cost was also very high to regularly alternate for Alba . Alberto Moreno (Liverpool) and Alex Moreno (Rayo Vallecano) have also good reports but in the club of Barcelonista, are more for the work climb level with a footballer who could replace at dawn in a quotation of maximum magnitude as maybe for Anfield. Filipe Luis, 33 years and whose contract expires at Atletico, delighted to reach the Camp Nou and would fit in the identity of a usable player but the decision is not expected very fast and market options will be analyzed well.
-source: Mundo Deportivo
Alaves to sell Maripan
Weeks ago, they already knew the interest from West Ham, as well as other clubs of the Premier, but sporting director Sergio Fernández always has forwarded to the clause of termination of the Chilean, 25 million euros. Everything done to indicate that Guillermo Maripán will not dress up the Pan guard next season at the Assembly stage and is very difficult to play two duels that remain before Valencia and Girona, since serious injury could truncate a possible sale of the English football player.
Benfica is determined to rely on Joao Felix next season and will offer the young millionaire a new contract. One can read, this Friday, in the print edition of the paper, the number 79 has waiting for him NET €2.5 million per season, approximately 200,000 euros per month. Luis Filipe Vieira and Jorge Mendes hit the terms of the agreement, which will put Felix and Jonas in the top highest paid bracket of the squad.
-source: A Bola
Cilessen finds himself a new club
Benfica is very close to signing goalie Jasper Cillessen. The reds have virtually everything right with the holder of the Dutch national keeper, who has permission from Barcelona to look for a new club after three years as Deputy of the Catalan team, Ter Stegen.
-source: A Bola
The Clarets confirm that Phil Bardsley will remain at Turf Moor next season after playing sufficient @premierleague games to trigger a 12-month contract extension.— Burnley FC (@BurnleyOfficial) May 10, 2019
Left wing reinforcement
BREAKING: Manchester United are close to agreeing a deal to sign Swansea City winger Daniel James for £15m— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) May 10, 2019
Several reports agree Torino sporting director Gianluca Petrachi will move to Roma this summer. Il Tempo, La Stampa and La Repubblica all claim Roma have reached an agreement with Torino President Urbano Cairo to release Petrachi. The 50-year-old [pictured, cenrtre] has been the favourite to replace Monchi at the Olimpico for some time, and he should commence his new role on July 1.
-source: Football Italia
Lots of money
Benfica have reportedly slapped a €60m price tag on defender and Juventus target Ruben Dias. According to Romeo Agresti for Goal.com, Juve are keen on Dias after scouting the ‘remarkable’ prospect several times.
-source: Football Italia
Atletico Madrid are prepared to sell full-back Santiago Arias to Napoli after just one season, according to a report in Marca. The Colombian only joined Atleti last summer from PSV Eindhoven but is now set to join the summer defensive exodus at the club, with a mass exodus of players.
-source: Football Espana
[Gol] | The candidates to coach FC Barcelona next season if Ernesto Valverde leaves— BarçaTimes (@BarcaTimes) May 10, 2019
Who would you like to see manage Barca next season pic.twitter.com/weFVna2vQH
Two random names
⚫ #SerieA @Inter et le @PSG_inside sont intéressés par le profil d'Edin Džeko. Les deux clubs se sont renseignés sur la situation de l'attaquant bosniaque. Steven N'Zonzi plaît également au directeur sportif du @PSG_inside. pic.twitter.com/HS7DjB52zr— Euro United (@EuroUnited6) May 10, 2019
Reunion at France
Bordeaux manager Paulo Sousa would like to reunite with Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny this summer, but Les Girondins' transfer budget might prevent a deal https://t.co/XHMKVcEws8— Get French Football News (@GFFN) May 10, 2019
Alfredo Morelos, remember the name
Marseille have an interest in signing Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos https://t.co/jN0CWBg6E0— Get French Football News (@GFFN) May 10, 2019
Change at Barcelona
One of the players whose future could be away from the Camp Nou is Ivan Rakitic, who has suitors in Europe. One of them is Inter Milan, who would be close to an economic with Barca for his signing agreement, according to Mundo Deportivo has learned.
-source: Mundo Depotivo
️ [@MDpor_elmundo] | Inter's negotiations with Barca for Ivan Rakitic is the best confirmation that Ernesto Valverde will leave the club at the end of the season, as it was him who prevented the Croatian from leaving for PSG last summer— BarçaTimes (@BarcaTimes) May 10, 2019
Buffon set to leave
At 41 years of age, Gianluigi Buffon’s future at Paris Saint-Germain is in doubt. The Italian signed for the French club last summer on a one-year contract with an option for another year. Buffon’s representatives are currently in discussions with the Ligue 1 champions over an extension, but there has been no agreement reached.
The end of Dybala at Juve
Sky Sport Italia claim Allegri’s demands are enough to ensure there really will be a split this summer. He is reportedly asking for an extended contract to June 2022 with substantial pay increase, adding two years to his current deal. It’d include more say on transfer strategy and numerous investments to reinforce both defense and midfield. He’d also push for the sale of Paulo Dybala, who doesn’t fit into any of his systems.
-source: Football Italia
On the market
MARCA: Marcos Llorente is on the market. Nobody knows what his future holds. He could be loaned or sold w/ a repurchase option, the latter being the player's preferred choice. But Madrid want him loaned because they consider him highly & want him to remain at club going forward. pic.twitter.com/NQfmO4w30B— RMadridHome (@RMadridHome_) May 9, 2019
[MD] | Koeman sounds in the environment but not in the club.— BarçaTimes (@BarcaTimes) May 10, 2019
There are some trained managers whose style of football fits with the so-called Barca DNA.
Koeman responds to the desired profile and could achieve a place. The Dutchman knows the club and has the experience. pic.twitter.com/qMo7TlwZRO
[MD] | Griezmann Green Light— BarçaTimes (@BarcaTimes) May 9, 2019
The Blaugrana's technical 'staff' gives their approval to the arrival of Atletico de Madrid's Frenchman
His price (120m) is considered fair for his quality and would contribute a plus of goals and competence to the team pic.twitter.com/3ANVHcBfPh
Griezmann, whose departure clause is 120 million euros until June 30, will accept a substantially lower salary than he currently touches earns at Atletico (nearly 23 million euros net), for a contract between four and five years. The price to pay to play with Lionel Messi, and above all, to forget the ‘Rabbit’ posed to Barca and its supporters last year.
-source: Le Parisien
After he rejected them last summer, Barcelona will go back in for Antoine Griezmann during the upcoming transfer window. The Frenchman announced his decision to stay at Atletico Madrid during a TV programme at the end of last season. From that point on, Barcelona ended their interest in Griezmann, but the humiliating Champions League elimination to Liverpool has prompted the club’s board to change their minds. They’ve grown impatient with Philippe Coutinho’s disappointing performances and Ousmane Dembele’s inability to stay fit and now want a proven goal threat.
Wheels in motion
[TV3] | Barca are speeding up the signing of Matthijs De Ligt and the deal is expected to be completed in the coming days! pic.twitter.com/7xbbGHLhtR— BarçaTimes (@BarcaTimes) May 10, 2019
[@agestioncarlos] | Barcelona wants to announce the signing of De Ligt as soon as possible. The agreement is total between the clubs & player. Only the signature is missing. Pending the judgement of the Raiola case, that could delay it. But only delay, not prevent. pic.twitter.com/A6Wwcd3Vir— BarçaTimes (@BarcaTimes) May 9, 2019
Matthijs De Ligt’s probable move to Barcelona has been put on standby due to agent Mino Raiola’s concerns about the commission he would receive as part of the deal. Neither Barcelona or Ajax are worried about this hold up because the two clubs have already agreed a fee in the region of 70 million euros. The notorious agent is holding out for 20 percent of the transfer fee for himself, a figure of 14 million euros, which is incredibly high when you consider that agents usually receive between five and 10 percent.